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Sumi-e in Tokyo: Toyokuni Atelier Studio (classes, exhibition, shopping)

Art gallery/school/shop in Tokyo, Toyokuni Atelier Studio is great to discover sumi-e, Japanese ink wash painting! Enjoy a free exhibition, accessible lessons in English, and original/unique products by a Japanese father and his son 🙂 The father won awards in Italy for the picture book “Kobutori” (1987), in France for the picture book “Momotaro” (1990), in China for the woodcut print “Asian Woman” (2000)…
Sumi-e artists HONDA Yuta and Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Japanese name: 豊國アトリエ (Toyokuni Atorie).
Address: Kanda-jimbocho 3-1-13 (1st floor), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051, Japan.
Nearby subway stations: Jimbocho, Kudanshita.
Open: Tuesday-Saturday (12:00-19:00), Sunday (12:00-17:00).
Phone: Unavailable.
E-mail: info@nekomachi.com
Language: Japanese (native), English (fluent).
Credit card: Accepted (now checking usable types).

For sumi-e classes, discussions or shopping support in French language at Toyokuni Atelier Studio, contact the Yes in Japan team (early reservation with Sébastien Duval recommended).

Sumi-e painting lessons from 1000 yens at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Experience painting on Japanese traditional paper Washi! Master Toyokuni teaches sumi-e ink wash painting at all levels in English or Japanese during lessons of 90 minutes at Toyokuni Atelier Studio 🙂 Make a reservation and bring 5.000 yens per person.

As a special offer for foreigners only, his son Yuta teaches sumi-e to beginners in English or Japanese during lessons of 30 minutes. No reservation needed; just bring 1.000 yens per person. You typically draw a simple cat’s face to get used to the brush and black ink then see how to paint a Daruma, bamboo or landscape with mountains and rivers.

For practical reasons, each lesson at the art gallery between Jimbocho and Kudanshita subway stations (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo) is limited to 5 students. Contact the Yes in Japan team to request special arrangements for bigger groups or professionals on business trip in Japan.
Sumi-e painting with Kintaro, a carp and Mount Fuji at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Photos & videos of sumi-e and Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo, Japan)

Fans of Toyokuni Atelier Studio and lovers of Japan’s art sumi-e, follow these links with many photos and videos:

Official website (English & Japanese): http://www.nekomachi.com
YouTube (English & Japanese): http://www.youtube.com/user/HondaKoboh
Facebook (Japanese): https://www.facebook.com/ToyokuniHonda
Twitter (Japanese): https://twitter.com/toyokuni

Go to the gallery in Chiyoda ward when you visit or move to Tokyo 🙂
Master Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

How to go to Toyokuni Atelier Studio? From Tokyo Jimbocho & Kudanshita

Toyokuni Atelier Studio is easy to find, just beside Seijo Ishii supermarket near Jimbocho subway station (2 minutes west from exit A1) and Kudanshita subway station (4 minutes east from exit 6). This art gallery specialized in sumi-e (Japanese ink wash painting) is the spot 2 on the Yes in Japan map of Tokyo Chiyoda North of autumn/winter 2014:
Map of Chiyoda ward North (Tokyo, Japan) - Front

Go to Toyokuni Atelier Studio when you visit Jimbocho Book Town or the nearby Yasukuni shrine!

Sumi-e exhibition at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Tokyo)

Every month, sumi-e master HONDA Toyokuni exposes different artworks at his gallery Toyokuni Atelier Studio in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward. You can see great finished art pieces and works in progress, the size of a book or wall, in black & white or colour… Enjoy the free exhibitions, discuss the artworks, and maybe meet him!
Exhibition of sumi-e paintings at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).
Master Toyokuni painting a wall-size sumi-e at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).
Master Toyokuni at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).
The Yes in Japan team strongly recommends you to visit this art gallery near Jimbocho and Kudanshita subway stations. Go admire the Japanese culture!

Japan’s sumi-e at Toyokuni Atelier Studio: admire, learn and shop in Tokyo!

At Toyokuni Atelier Studio, you can admire, buy and learn sumi-e (Japanese ink wash painting) thanks to a free exhibition, original products and activities in English or Japanese language by an award-winning father and his son. This exciting art gallery/shop in Tokyo sells original sumi-e postcards (100 yens), paintings (usually 3.000-30.000 yens) and T-shirts (15.000 yens). You can also hold a brush during an interesting sumi-e lesson (1.000 yens only)! The Yes in Japan team strongly recommends you to visit Toyokuni Atelier Studio if you stay at a hotel in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo 🙂
Sumi-e master at Toyokuni Atelier Studio (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Toyokuni Atelier Studio is open from 12:00 to 19:00 from Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 to 17:00 on Sunday. The Japanese artist and his son are fluent in English. Between Jimbocho subway station and Kudanshita subway station, Toyokuni Atelier Studio is the Japanese art gallery numbered “2” on our map of Chiyoda ward (autumn/winter 2014 version).

Conveniently, you can pay your sumi-e purchases or lessons at Toyokuni Atelier Studio by credit card. The best of Asian traditional art and modern shopping in Japan!